The Chesapeake spec bite with a side of red drum continues to out shine everything else on the eastern shore. Fish are mainly being taken on peelers but there is decent lure action to be had as well. 4 inch paddle tails have been the most consistent producing imitations. The flounder are still biting on seaside on days it’s not blowing a gale. I was privileged to take Mr John and Mr Randy this past week. We had numerous shorts along with 6 keepers and a lot of fun. The best baits were silversides and gulp combos fished on chartreuse and pink rigs. The ebb tide seemed to produce more bites but clean water was the most “essential” component!
The Chesapeake continues to offer excellent shallow water action. Reds, specs, and rock are what’s for dinner. Bait fishing with peelers has been the most consistent method. The seaside flounder bite, while not terrible, has been hindered by gusty east winds and dirty water. The surf has been pretty slow again with poor conditions to partially to blame. Looks like a nice weekend coming so get outdoors and enjoy this wonderful place we call home!